Monday, November 14, 2016
The HIC Pro Presented by Vans launches the North Shore surf season in Hawaii and showcases a talented lineup of both local and international surfers at one of the most consistent big wave venues on the planet, Sunset Beach. Now in its 32nd year, the HIC Pro is the official local qualifier for the Vans Triple Crown and offers 112 athletes a chance to compete in the prestigious series.
For over three decades, the HIC Pro has provided Hawaii surfers the opportunity to compete on the biggest stage in professional surfing, collect valuable ratings points and ultimately surf home turf with only a few other athletes in the water. Qualifying surfers also go against the world's best in the first two events of the Vans Triple Crown - the Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa Ali'i Beach and Vans World Cup at Sunset Beach. This high-ticket experience is touted as one of the greatest accomplishments for Hawaii athletes, as it gives them the occasion to demonstrate their talent, versatility and athleticism to the entire surfing industry.